The Fortress

The Fortress

During the Qing Invasion of Korea, the king and the court take refuge in a mountain fortress, where they find themselves stranded in the cold and surrounded by the enemy. The king’s dilemma deepens as his people in the fortress start dying from cold and hunger. In 1636, Qing China invades Korea with 150,000 troops. The Korean court flees the capital to take shelter in the Namhan Fortress, located in treacherous mountains outside the city. The Qing army, led by General Yong Gol Dae, quickly surrounds the fortress, leaving the king and the court stranded in a prolonged standoff. For a truce, the Qing general makes a humiliating proposal of sending the Crown Prince out as hostage. Unable to move forward or fight the outnumbering enemy, the people of the fortress start dying from cold and hunger. Between the interior minister, who emphasizes the king’s duty to protect the lives of his subjects regardless of humiliation, and the minister of rites, who maintains that they must fight to death for the greater cause, the king must make a grave choice.
Country: Korean
Status: Completed
Genres: Drama; Historical; War;
Airs: 2017

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  • Lee Byeong Heon (1970)

    Lee Byeong Heon (1970)

    Seoul, South Korea
  • Kim Yoon Seok (1967)

    Kim Yoon Seok (1967)

    North Chungcheong Province, South Korea
  • Park Hee Soon (1970)

    Park Hee Soon (1970)

    Seoul, South Korea
  • Park Hae Il (1977)

    Park Hae Il (1977)

    Seoul, South Korea
  • Go Soo (1978)

    Go Soo (1978)

    Choong Nam Non San, South Korea
  • Jo Woo Jin (1979)

    Jo Woo Jin (1979)

    Daegu, South Korea
  • Lee Jang Yoo (1961)

    Lee Jang Yoo (1961)

    South Korea
  • Chang Tae Min (1985)

    Chang Tae Min (1985)

    South Korea
  • Song Hyeong Soo (1980)

    Song Hyeong Soo (1980)

    South Korea
  • Jeong Seon Cheol (1975)

    Jeong Seon Cheol (1975)

    South Korea
  • Kwak Ja Hyeong (1976)

    Kwak Ja Hyeong (1976)

    South Korea
  • Jo Ah In (2010)

    Jo Ah In (2010)

    South Korea
  • Choi Jong Ryeol (1957)

    Choi Jong Ryeol (1957)

    South Korea
  • Yoo Soon Woong

    Yoo Soon Woong

    South Korea
  • Kang Hyeon Joong (1972)

    Kang Hyeon Joong (1972)

    South Korea
  • Shin Hee Cheol (1988)

    Shin Hee Cheol (1988)

    South Korea
  • Ha Soo Ho (1983)

    Ha Soo Ho (1983)

    South Korea
  • Park Jin Soo (1978)

    Park Jin Soo (1978)

    South Korea
  • Park Noh Shik (1971)

    Park Noh Shik (1971)

    South Korea
  • Son Hyeon Joon (1983)

    Son Hyeon Joon (1983)

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